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Arrive Guwahati airport and drive to Shillong (140 kms / 4 hrs drive approx). Check-in Hotel and after refreshment if time permits we visit Cathedral of Marry and Ward’s Lake, evening roam the Shillong famous Police Bazaar on foot. Overnight in Shillong.
After breakfast, you will be traveling to Cherrapunjee (60 kms/ 2 hrs approx one way) – the wettest place on the earth. En-route visit the famous Elephant Falls. At Cherrapunjee visit – Mawsmai Cave, Seven Sisters Falls, and Nohkalikai Falls. After lunch at Cherrapunjee, visit Thankarang Park, Koh Ramhah. Drive back to Shillong for overnight halt.
Note: Most of the waterfalls are dry during the winter season.
After breakfast excursion to Mwallynong (100 kms / 3 hrs drive approx). Drive back to Shillong for overnight stay.
Note: It is advisable to carry have packed lunch to Mwallynong.
Mawlynnong village, situated 90 kms ahead of Shillong on the Shillong-Dawki Road, 30 kms from Pynursla, is a village of 75 households with a population of 400. An idyllic location, this village epitomizes a standard, which all other villages need to aspire to be. Dubbed the cleanest village in India by Discover India Magazine, the primary Village School till class V boasts of its no dropout record and the village of 90 % literacy. Paved walkways and beautiful flowerbed all along mark the village, with waterfalls, *a living root bridge, hilly rivulets, acacia plantation and an excellent view of the faraway plains of Bangladesh all contribute to the ambiance of this village. Farming of betel nut & leaves, broomsticks, and pepper along with bee rearing are the primary economic activity of this Village and with the village headman himself taking the responsibility of making visitors comfortable, a day in this village gives an insight into the life of the Khasis, the influence of the Church and its metamorphosis.
Early morning after breakfast excursion to Jowai. Visit Krang Suri Falls, Nartiang Monoliths, Laitlum Canyons, a wonderful spot covered in mystical mist and fog. The view point is one of the most popular and sought after attractions for adventure and nature lovers. Smit village the cultural center of the Khasi Hills. Later drive back to Shillong. Check in Hotel. Overnight at Shillong.
Today we visit DBCIC museum, Cathedral church Ward’s Lake, Elephant Falls. Time permitting visit the local market. Overnight at the hotel.
DBCIC (Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Culture) is the largest of its kind in Asia. It is a center where you can see, learn and experience the diverse culture of all the states of North-East India under one roof.
Note: DBCIC Museum remains closed on Sunday of the week
After breakfast drive to Guwahati. Check-in hotel later visits Kamakhya temple – it is situated at the top of the Nilachal Hill at about 800 feet above the sea level. The entire temple complex not only comprises of many other temples but also a whole set of people connected with them. Apart from the main Devi temple, it also comprises of some other major temples of Devi Kali, Tara, Bagala, Chinnamasta, Bhuvanesvari, Bhairavi, and Dhumavati. (Timing 06:00 A.M to 01:00 P.M & 3:00 P.M till its gets dark)
Also, you can do an evening cruise on direct payment. Overnight at Guwahati.
Note: Cruise in the Brahmaputra River is Subject to Water level. If the water level is high then it may not be operational.
After breakfast visit Navegraha Temple, Assam State Museum (Closed on Monday), Science Museum and Zoo cum Botanical Garden (Closed on Friday). Overnight stay at Guwahati.
After breakfast drive to Sualkuchi weavers’ village & Hajo village excursions
Sualkuchi village: Assam produces three unique varieties of silks, the Golden Muga, the White Pat and the warm Eri. Silks grown all over the state find their way to Sualkuchi. Sualkuchi is one of the world’s largest weaving villages. The entire population here is engaged in weaving exquisite silk fabrics. A renowned center of silk production, particularly known for Muga – the golden silk of Assam, which is not, produced anywhere else in the world. It is customary for an Assamese bride to wear a traditional set in part silk during her wedding.
One can distinctly hear the rhythm of the shuttles of the looms as soon as one enters this craft village. Sualkuchi, the biggest village of Assam, situated on the north bank of the mighty Brahmaputra (35 kms from Guwahati).
Greater Adjutant Stork (Hargilla in Assamese): With just a few hundred left in the world, two-thirds of the global population live in Assam, the pride of Dadara-Pasariya-Singimari villages near Sualkuchi.
Bastra Udyan, a children’s park and Aamar Sualkuchi, a museum-like institute with sculptural forms depicting the different activities of the handlooms of the silk village Sualkuchi. Tourists coming to Sualkuchi get a clear impression of the different processes of weaving of the silk village which showcases the life at Sualkuchi.
Hajo Village: The town of Hajo (35 km west of Guwahati and 20 kms from Sualkuchi) is a sacred place for Hindus, Muslims, and Buddhists. The town also boasts of the Hayagriva Madhava Temple, accessible via a long stone stairway. Hajo village is renowned for its bell metalwork.
After breakfast drive to Guwahati airport drop,(3 hours before your departure time)
TOUR ENDS HERE.
|Shillong||ICSSR NEHU Guest House/ or Similar|
|Cherrapunjee||Coniferous Resort or Similar|
|Guwahati||Uttam Guest house / Hotel Rialto|